invites applications for the position of: Nursing Instructor, Tenure-Track Faculty Whidbey Island Campus
CLOSING DATE:  Reviewing as applications are received
Skagit Valley College (SVC) is seeking qualified teacher-scholars for full-time tenure track positions in Nursing at our Whidbey Island campus.

Nursing programs at SVC are offered at two campus locations: Mount Vernon Campus and Whidbey Island Campus (located in Oak Harbor). Both Full Time Temporary and Tenure track positions typically are primarily based on one of the two campuses however instructors may be called upon to work at either campus.

SVC is known for robust learning communities and a strong commitment to student success. We are looking for faculty who have obtained mastery and demonstrated leadership in Nursing, who show exceptional classroom skills, whose enthusiasm for the subject matter engages students, and who challenge students through innovative pedagogy and teaching strategies. We seek faculty whose scholarly activities or work experience complement and inform their teaching. Faculty at SVC respect and work effectively with diverse students, colleagues, staff and others in a campus climate that promotes innovative teaching, quality scholarship, a diverse learning environment, and equitable access and educational achievement for all students.

The following nursing programs are available at these campus locations:
Mount Vernon Campus
Registered Nurse-Full-time
Nursing Assistant (NURS 120)
Whidbey Island Campus
LPN to RN (second year Associate’s Degree in Nursing) – full-time and part-time
Practical Nurse – full-time
Nursing Assistant (NURS 100)

  • Provide high-quality classroom instruction in Nursing;
  • Engage in scholarly activities that complement and inform teaching;
  • Use inclusive and effective teaching methods to support and to enhance learning for students inside and outside of the classroom;
  • Create a positive learning environment for diverse students, faculty and staff;
  • Collaborate with faculty from other fields to develop and to provide integrative learning experiences;
  • Conduct ongoing development, assessment, and revision of curriculum that is responsive to local industry needs, reflects innovative pedagogy, and incorporates advances in the field of Nursing;
  • Clinical supervision in an acute care setting;
  • Provide instruction in the skills laboratory;
  • Advise students and serve as a resource for faculty colleagues and staff;
  • Demonstrate multicultural understanding and foster equity;
  • Develop quality programs through active engagement with industry and participation in strategic planning, in assessment of program outcomes, and in taking action to address gaps or opportunities;
  • Participate in division/department meetings and other college activities, such as college governance;
  • Assist in marketing the program and participate in student recruitment activities;
  • Actively participate in and develop effective working relationships with the program advisory committee;
  • Work with program advisory committee members and local employers to facilitate co-op placements and job opportunities for students enrolled in the program.


  • Impart excitement and enthusiasm into the teaching of Nursing;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and familiarity with current theories, research, and practice in Nursing;
  • Develop innovative programming, curricula, and pedagogy that incorporate program and general education learning outcomes;
  • Engage students through innovative instructional approaches such as learning communities, service learning projects, and contextualized learning;
  • Practice and adopt teaching methods/styles that support successful learning appropriate to a diverse student population, including underprepared students;
  • Adapt to a variety of teaching situations, such as interdisciplinary learning communities, online and hybrid modalities;
  • Express appropriate awareness of the history of underrepresented groups and promote an equitable work and learning environment;
  • Work and interact effectively with colleagues, staff, students, administrators and others of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds;
  • Act according to principles of integrity, respect, open and honest communication, and collaboration.



  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or enrolled in a Master’s Degree in Nursing program with a graduation date within one year of appointment.
  • Unencumbered Washington RN License;
  • A record of effective, high-quality teaching and scholarship;
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative teaching and learning;
  • Demonstrated commitment to promote equitable access and educational achievement of diverse students.


  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English;
  • Doctorate in Nursing.
    NOTE: The Skagit Valley College Nursing Program has specific education and experience requirements which meet and exceed the accreditation requirements for Nursing Programs set by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Minimum qualifications for educators vary based on the specific teaching position



The College has a negotiated faculty salary schedule. Employee placement on the schedule is determined by education level and experience.  Initial placement is generally $52,801 for a standard 172-day contract. Each 9 month school year begins in September and ends in June. Contracts will be prorated on the basis of work days remaining in the contract year. Benefits are provided in accordance with state regulations.


If hired, you will be required to provide proof that you are either 1) a U.S. citizen, or 2) an immigrant whose status permits you to lawfully work in this country. Completion of academic degree(s) will be verified through receipt of official transcripts. A satisfactory result from a background check is also a requirement of employment.


To be considered for this position, applicants must:

  1. Meet the minimum qualifications and;
  2. Submit a complete application packet to the online hiring system at www.skagit.edu that includes the following:
  • The online application form;
  • A current resume; (Resume)
  • A letter of interest addressing the minimum and desired qualifications of the position; (Cover Letter)
  • The names and contact information for a minimum of three professional references;
  • Transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate coursework and degrees (unofficial transcripts may be submitted, official transcripts will be required upon employment); (Transcripts)
  • In order to be considered for the position, you must complete the online application in full and attach the required information and supplemental documents listed above.  Failure to provide this information will eliminate you from consideration for this position.


Applications are reviewed and interviews are scheduled on an ongoing basis. Applications will be considered until the available positions are filled.

Please be aware that the College hiring authorities reserve the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.  The College reserves the right to hire one or more candidates.


Notifications regarding the status of the recruitment process can be found on the Application Status tab of your online application account. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted.  Skagit Valley College provides a drug-free environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or age in its programs and employment. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process should call (360) 416-7954. A telecommunication device for the hearing impaired is available at (360) 416-7718. All documents submitted as part of the application package become the property of the College and will not be returned.


2405 E College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273